Demos > 3D Editor
The 3D editor controls are modeled from the ChemDoodle® desktop application. Those familiar with the ChemDoodle 3D desktop application will immediately be comfortable interacting with structures in this web-based interface (learn more about the desktop software here).
The most basic 3D editor input is received from mouse events. In addition to mouse input, there are buttons and keyboard shortcuts that are described in the other tabs.
If you are developer and would like to learn how to install this sketcher, please refer to the EditorCanvas3D documentation.
Just like in the desktop version of ChemDoodle, the web-based 3D editor implements a copious amount of keyboard shortcuts. All keyboard shortcuts will work regardless of the state or mode the 3D editor is in. But keep in mind that many of these shortcuts also are shortcuts for the browser. So these shortcuts will only work if the mouse is over the 3D editor.
Modifier shortcuts are executed by holding down the system meta key, which is ctrl on Windows and Linux and command on macOS.
n Clears the 3D editor. o Pops up a window to load a chemical file. s Pops up a window to save the structure in the sketcher in a chemical format. y Redoes the last undone action. z Undoes the last performed action. + Zooms in. - Zooms out.
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